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Chemical Engineers Global Award 2014

Basu Saha, LSBU's Professor of Chemical and Process Engineering has been shortlisted for the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Awards
01 October 2014

The prestigious awards, which celebrate excellence, innovation and achievement in the chemical and process industries, attract interest from all over the world. They offer a broad scope for entries with over 14 categories ranging from sustainable technology to innovator of the year.

Professor Saha has been shortlisted for the 2014 awards in the 'Energy' category for his project entitled 'Greener Fuel'. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 6 November where the winners will be announced.

Biodiesel is a clean, renewable, non-toxic, biodegradable fuel and emits less than half of the CO2 into the atmosphere as petrol. The main focus of the "Greener Fuel" project is to develop an environmentally friendly biodiesel production process and to reduce the dependency on food supplement materials as the feedstocks.  The process developed by Professor Saha and his team makes the biodiesel production from used cooking oil cheaper, safer and sustainable.

Professor Saha is the Founding Director of the Centre for Green Process Engineering in the School of Engineering at LSBU and has previously won The Royal Society Brian Mercer Award in 2012.

The event is being hosted by newsreader and TV personality, Kate Silverton, who will be joined by over 500 guests.

Professor Saha said of being shortlisted: "I am delighted to be considered for an award which not only celebrates the achievements of chemical and process industries, but also gives recognition to innovative projects and programmes which have the potential to shape our future for the better."

IChemE Deputy Chief Executive, Justin Blades said: "We have received a fantastic set of entries this year and all the judges would like to thank the individuals and organisations that have taken the time to support the awards once again and submit their impressive applications."